LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 1702/95-96
Ref : CB2/PL/HA

LegCo Panel on Home Affairs
Subcommittee on Review of Advisory and Statutory Bodies

Minutes of Meeting held on Friday, 7 June 1996 at 8:30 a.m.
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building

Members Present :

    Hon Christine LOH Kung-wai (Chairman)
    Hon LEE Wing-tat (Deputy Chairman)
    Hon NGAN Kam-chuen
    Dr Hon John TSE Wing-ling

Members Absent :

    Hon CHAN Yuen-han
    Hon Bruce LIU Sing-lee

Staff in Attendance :

Mrs Anna LO
Chief Assistant Secretary (2) 2
Mr Raymond LAM
Senior Assistant Secretary (2) 6

The Chairman explained that the purpose of the Subcommittee was to review the present system of statutory and advisory bodies. Members noted the following papers tabled at the meeting :

  1. Members’ handbook of the Arts Development Council; and
  2. Hansard of the LegCo motion debate on 8 May 1996 on the subject.

2. In the ensuing discussion, Members deliberated on the information required and agreed to request the Administration to provide information as detailed at the Appendix. It was also agreed to circulate the following to members for information :

  1. Hansard of the LegCo sitting on 12 October 1994 relating to a question on "Public access to Government advisory bodies"
  2. Extracts of notes of the Home Affairs Panel meetings on 24 October 1994, 3 and 22 May 1995 and the relevant papers provided by the Administration

3. Members also expressed concern on the composition and selection criteria of the boards of major statutory or advisory bodies; and agreed that the issue might be examined at a future meeting.

4. Members agreed that the next meeting of the Subcommittee would be held at 8:30 a.m. on 5 July 1996 to examine the information provided by the Administration.

(Post-meeting note : At the instruction of the Chairman, the meeting was subsequently postponed to 8:30 a.m. on 15 July 1996)

5. The meeting ended at 9:20 a.m.

LegCo Secretariat
25 June 1996

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